Tanner hospitals allow a family member, friend, or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. All visitors designated by the patient (or representative/support person where appropriate) enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members would enjoy. Tanner Medical Center Inc. does not deny visitation based on age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
Visitors may be limited or restricted in certain situations such as infection control, disruptive behavior of visitors, or patient or roommate, or the need for rest or privacy. All of these reasons may be considered as clinically reasonable and necessary when viewed in light of Tanner’s overarching goal of advancing the care, safety and the well-being of all of its patients.
For the comfort and safety of our patients, visitors should not overcrowd the patient rooms. As a general rule, two or three visitors are allowed in a patient’s room at one time. We strongly encourage visitors to keep their visiting times to a minimum. Children under the age of 12 may visit with the permission of the nurse.
- General care areas: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To make certain patients are not disturbed after regular visiting hours, the entrance to the medical center is closed. If visitors arrive after 9 p.m., they should enter through the Emergency Department and pick up a night visitor’s pass. Overnight visits should be arranged with a nurse prior to the visit.
- Intensive care units: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. To protect the patient’s privacy, please call extension 9508 before entering the ICU area. ICU doors will be closed and locked after visiting hours. If the patient’s condition allows, one family member will be allowed at bedside during visiting hours. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Due to safety concerns, please consult with the nurse prior to allowing any child to visit. Shoes must be worn at all times. Personal bedding supplies are not permitted
- Willowbrooke at Tanner: Call 770.456.3266 for specific times.
Tanner hospitals allow for the presence of a support individual of the patient’s choice, unless the individual’s presence infringes on others' rights, safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative.